I decided to give a presentation for my genealogy group even though I have a fear of public speaking. Learning how to "SPEAK UP"
I'm the type of person who plans ALOT but hardly ever does... So it was no surprise to me when I decided to view the website at http://www.AAHGS.org and began to plan my trip to the AAGHS 36th national conference.... I booked the hotel (reservations can be cancelled) and I scheduled my days off… Continue reading All Roads Lead to AAHGS (PART 1: The Decision)
Since the US Census is at 1940's right now I can't capture the marriage of my great grandparents (Clara Harris & Julius Ringgold) to my knowledge they weren't married until around 1942. (I really should ask my great grandmother the exact date) I can't find their records online because they were married at the justice… Continue reading Putting it in Writing…. Marriage License Accountability Post
Good things always seem to come in 3's (or more) for me. If you don't believe me then you obviously haven't been reading my blog 😀 I casually glanced online during my lunch break... and what did I come across... a DEATH CERTIFICATE for GEORGE H. JOHNSON.... who is that you many ask??? The FATHER of… Continue reading STRIKING GOLD…. and then falling in a hole…
So I decided to take a good look today at my great-great grandfather (Benson Samuel Harris) death certificate... I started reading and I got to the address of his death. Instead of a hospital it listed a residence ~ 408 E. King Street in York, PA. That's when I had a thought.... "I wonder if this… Continue reading Hidden details….
If you will remember, I went on my road trip and took pictures of every headstone in the cemetery at Fawn A.M.E. Zion Church... and if you didn't get to see it - here's the link - https://pressingmyway.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/the-road-trip-part-2/ I got home and started going through the pictures that I took and then as usual, a… Continue reading Photo bombs and accidental finds…
A whole week had come and gone... and I'd somehow managed to keep my excitement in tact long enough to make it to that day, my favorite day of the week. ROAD TRIP DAY!!! This week our main destination was to visit the Harris family cemetery. (I thought we were going to Union United Methodist Church)… Continue reading The Road Trip… Part 2